Planting Trees and Native Plants on School Grounds

  • Our climate action and garden teams across the district have been busy planting new trees and native plants on our school grounds. It’s exciting to see our gardens growing and native plantings blooming! Together, we've planted over 150 trees since 2018.

    D65 Tree and Native Planting / School Food Garden Process at our Schools - school approval needed prior to planting.

    Wondering why natives are so important for the environment? Take a minute to read this brief article from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum or follow Natural Habitat Evanston on Facebook.

    Trees play a critical role in creating healthier, safer and more connected communities. Trees are hard at work cleaning our air, filtering our water, providing habitat for wildlife, connecting commuting and cooling our cities by up to 10 degrees. Neighborhood trees have shown the ability to reduce stress, improve overall health and development in children, and encourage physical activity. Trees are a proven, natural solution to address climate change and every tree planted is a step in the right direction. The Power of Trees (Arbor Day Foundation).